The Pet Travel Scheme is really a UK Government scheme that enables pet cats and dogs to enter the U.K. without spending time in quarantine.
To be able to comply with your rules you will have to do these (In Order).
Check the rules applicable to your pet on the https://www.gov.uk/bringing-food-animals-plants-into-uk internet site and make your plans accordingly.
Have your animal fitted with a microchip.
Have your pet vaccinated against rabies.
For qualifying countries, after an amount of 21 days following your pet’s vaccination, your pet may then travel to the UK.
If you have any evidence that the pet is fit and healthy (like a letter from the vet stating your pet has been recently examined and what the findings were), then this would be helpful.
Between 1 and 5 days before the date of departure your dog (this does not connect with cats or ferrets) must be treated against tapeworm. You’ll want this treatment completed by a vet and ensure they issue you with a certificate to this effect/stamp your pet’s passport.
Please be aware that you can find different rules applicable determined by where your pet has travelled from. If your pet can quickly be identified (because thet have already been fitted with a puppy passport microchip) then importation will undoubtedly be much easier. Always try and travel with your pet so that you are readily available to answer any questions because they arise.
You can find other considerations you will need to take into consideration before bringing your pet back to the U.K. for instance the route your pet travels must be approved by DEFRA. The airline that you employ should be an accepted carrier and the united states that you’re flying from needs to be a qualifying country.
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The above information should only be utilized as helpful tips, as the regulations are constantly changing. The full list of regulations is found utilizing the link below to the DEFRA website.
General Information About Exporting Pets
Whenever you request a pet export quotation we quote for several costs to move your pet by air to the named destination airport. If you’re delivering your pet to your premises near Heathrow it must arrive no less than five hours prior to the flight. Collections from you (if required) will be by arrangement, usually on the day before departure.
There will however be additional charges payable at the airport of destination to cover costs for such items as airline import handling, customs clearance and veterinary charges. As these fees are payable in country of destination, and we’re unable to pay them in your behalf, so these charges aren’t contained in the quote (but we shall advise you of this).
Costs are influenced by the size/weight of the animal(s) to be exported, any extra services (such as UK transportation, kenneling, and veterinary certification), flight time and the destination. In the event of dogs, the box size provided is on the basis of the measurements fond of us. Should these measurements be incorrect we accept no responsibility for almost any delay or extra costs involved as a result.
Animals should be shipped in containers created to IATA specifications which are the proper size for them i.e. they have to be big enough for your pet to operate without touching the the surface of the box, lie down comfortably and be able to turn round within the box. There must also be considered a fixed water container in the container with a way of filling it from the surface (funnel).
Should you wish to utilise our services we would have to have written confirmation with payment the moment possible and at the least 28 days beforehand. We may also require a contact Name, Address and Telephone Number in the united states of destination (the airline will need to ring beforehand to verify acceptance).
Maybe you are in a position to take your pet as excess baggage, which may mean booking direct with passenger reservations. This may also be a cheaper option (please remember that some airlines cannot take livestock and that there could be restrictions such as for instance standby status with regards to the airline and the route). However if the animal(s) be a particularly large shipment (in Airline terms) or coping with the animal(s) at the same time whilst the move be particularly difficult then we could provide the cargo option along with other services including collection, kenneling and Export Health Certification.
With informative data on the measurements of the animal(s) we are able to build transit kennels to fit. Kennels could be either acquired from us or delivered to any U.K. Airport to coincide along with your register time or be delivered to your home.
Long lasting mode of travel, pets should go to the cargo your hands on the aircraft. This really is heated and pressurised to the exact same extent while the passenger cabin. The animals are loaded in to the hold approximately 30 minutes before departure (however the airline requires that they’re delivered to them 4 hours prior to the flight) and are unloaded at one other end usually within half an hour of the plane landing. After the documents can be found the animals could be cleared through customs. The handling/vet fees are then payable to the Import Shed Operator where point the animals may be collected and taken home.
Leaving the UK
Taking your pet out of the UK for a holiday or more permanent move can require a good deal of planning and research. By using Airpets you can leave us to do the hard work, letting you concentrate on your own travel arrangements.
Airpets are probably the most experienced pet relocation company in the UK, having completed tens of thousands of professional & safe, pet moves since inception in 1966. Whether you need assistance with all facets of your pet relocation, or simply just advice and support with specific areas, we’re here to help and offer the next:
Expert assistance with all relevant veterinary & documentation requirements
Reliable, DEFRA licenced collection of your pet from anywhere in the UK
Booking of the very direct, time efficient flight for the pet
Comprehensive ‘Door-to-door’pet relocation to destinations across the globe
Supply of IATA approved sky kennels
Delivery at destination via our worldwide network of established partner agents
Our prime location is vital to minimising enough time pets spend inside their Sky Kennels, allowing us to exercise each and every one before its flight & making the journey as short and stress-free as possible.
Boarding & Quarantine
Located only 5 minutes from London’s Heathrow airport, we offer excellent on-site boarding kennels as well as luxury boarding catteries.
Whether your pet is staying with us whilst you’re away on christmas, just before shipment abroad or in quarantine, they’ll be pampered by our experienced & caring kennel staff. All our staff have undergone our own in-house kennel care and animal well-being training, and have your pets comfort and health as a number one priority.
All dogs are exercised daily in individual runs or inside our secure paddock
All kennels have heated passage ways or individual heaters
All pets are fed a well-balanced & nutritious diet
Our vets have been in attendance every day
We also offer a full pet grooming service
Taking your pet on your own flight
Pets can travel of all scheduled flights from Heathrow and Gatwick to almost every area of the world so in most cases, your pet should manage to travel for a passing fancy flight as yourself if this is what you should like. A lot of the ‘low-cost’airlines don’t carry pets however, and you can find few points that is highly recommended with this sort of pet shipment.
Firstly, pets arrive in to the cargo or freight area of the airport, not the passenger terminal and you cannot take two places at once! If you’re held up attending to your own customs and visa formalities, your pet might be left looking forward to longer than essential to be collected and released from their travel kennel.
Also, it’s worth bearing in your mind that a lot of airports require you to take your pets travel kennel away with you. In case of large or multiple pets, the travel kennel/s may prove very difficult to move, especially if you have all your own personal luggage to deal with too.
Lastly, you will not have any use of your pet from enough time they’re checked in at the departure airport until you collect them at the destination airport, and for some countries such as Australia and New Zealand where quarantine on landing is applicable, you won’t have the ability to see your pets before they’re taken with their quarantine accommodation.
If you’ve considered these points and still want your pet traveling on a single flight as yourself, we’ll interact with you to allow for this whenever possible.
We’re happy to meet clients that are travelling on a single aircraft as their pets at the London airports on the afternoon of shipment. We’d require seeing copies every one of Veterinary paperwork to make sure they’re appropriate for travel and whilst we will always ask you to check and check how big is your pet and travel kennel ahead of time, we unfortunately cannot accept any responsibility for last-minute delays or problems occurred on your day of travel with this sort of shipment. The single most frequent basis for these last minute problems at the airport is the measurements being incorrect and the travel kennel being refused as too small for the dog. With the years of experience we’ve with these types of issues, we shall sometimes ask you many times if you should be sure about the size as a wriggly dog is not exactly an easy task to measure and we can usually tell if the measurements don’t sound right for the breed of dog.
Many pets which have previously travelled to the UK in a certain size kennel might not be able to travel back out in the same kennel due to the stringent rules applied when leaving the UK. Heathrow and Gatwick airports are between the strictest on earth for animal welfare, and so the message listed here is that if you should be not sure please say so once we can then make contingency plans for if the kennel is not really a good enough fit.
Pet Shipping Advice
All pet dogs and cats must be microchipped just before international travel, so ensuring this is performed will be the first faltering step in preparing your pets for travel. Another veterinary requirements vary immensely between every country, so please check the relevant page on our website or contact us for more in-depth information.
Most owners are very anxious about sending their pets on a flight, and that is, needless to say, totally understandable. However, 4 million domestic pets fly every year across the world and the risks of airline travel for them are the exact same as a human of the equivalent health status. The scare-mongering articles which can be located on the internet listing death and injury as common occurrences for air travel almost always occur when the rules for airline travel are flouted, such as animals being cramped into inappropriately sized travel kennels and not given the rigorous medical examinations which are required just before airline journeys. The UK has strict welfare regulations governing international pet travel and animals would not be allowed to depart from any UK Airport within an unsuitable travel kennel or in ill health.
Pets should not happen to be arrive at any destination over a weekend or Bank Holiday because at most of the airports abroad you can find no cargo handling arrangements during today and/or Customs clearance where applicable. If they’re allowed to reach at weekends it usually incurs an additional fees and possible delays in collecting your pet, therefore it is always best to send for a weekday arrival. You will find exceptions to this so please contact our office to learn more if this is something you require.
When taking your pet to a foreign country, please ensure they’re only given water that’s safe for humans to drink, we would strongly advise bottled water if you’re in just about any doubt whatsoever. UK born animals won’t have the natural immunity of native pets in your new country, therefore it is imperative they are extremely well protected with broad spectrum parasite treatments, to lessen the danger of serious illnesses transmitting to your pet. It is also advisable to make sure that all their routine vaccinations are current because it is prudent to provide them as much disease immunity as possible.
Pets are far more adaptable than they are often given credit for, and with some common-sense precautions regarding changes in climate, natural dangers, standard of veterinary care and relevant laws in your new country, there is no reasons why pets cannot settle well into your life abroad together.